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What are the best anxiety treatments you've found?

By September 8, 2011 - 1:10pm

Hi there,

I've been dealing with anxiety for the past 6 or so years now - and wow, is it a pain! It's amazing how you can be a generally positive person and still deal with the issue.

Over the years I've found a mix of yoga, cardio exercise, medicine and therapy really helps. I've started meditating and that's had a positive effect as well. Anyone else have any treatments that really seem to work? I'd love to hear about them!

By HERWriter Guide November 6, 2011 - 6:45am


Thank you so much for sharing your story!

I'm so glad you found something that works for you. Whether talk therapy, medication or a combination is what works, as long as it works it's good!

Umbermoon, please stay in touch with us and share in our Group or general forums anytime!


November 6, 2011 - 6:45am
By October 27, 2011 - 10:01am

I have undergone two separate periods of therapy. Both have been
productive and beneficial in helping me recognize and manage my
anxiety situation. An overwhelming feeling of sadness, inadequacy,
and feeling closed in, are signals indicating that certain steps are
necessary for me to avoid a full blown depression.
This condition was born out of medication prescribed for me. I"ve never been one who readily likes taking medication but being an
Asthmatic doesn't pay any attention to that. So when I was convinced that psychotropic medication was properly the way to
go for me, I had some trepidation about it. In making a long story
short, I started taking Lexapro. It was the best thing I did for my
depression. I don't have to take it consistently, but I will most likely
be on it for the rest of my life because I'll be taking some type of steroid for Asthma for the rest of my life. I now know that there is some alleviation for those dark, desperate periods that are certain to come along.

October 27, 2011 - 10:01am
By September 19, 2011 - 10:03am

definitely agree - thank you for your help, Susan!

September 19, 2011 - 10:03am
By HERWriter Guide September 17, 2011 - 5:42am

Hi hkenney

Thanks for this great post!

I agree (as do the "experts") that a healthy diet and exercise is crucial for mental health. In fact, in some cases, both of these as well as a trusted person to talk to (and a little sunshine!) , can alleviate anxiety or depression completely.

On a personal level, I don't believe in taking medication to alleviate situational/environmental anxiety. But I do believe that medication can help if there is a chemical imbalance.

The good thing is that now there are many methods of healing and I agree that Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and other contemplative exercises can really help too.

Good luck with your continued good mental health!

September 17, 2011 - 5:42am

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